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Back in May, the royal family of Monaco announced Princess Charlene was pregnant.

And now it’s confirmed – she’s having twins!

The wording of the statement at the time was, in hindsight, ambiguous, stating she and Prince Albert “are expecting a happy event. The birth is due at the end of the year.”

A story then leaked that the South African-born princess’s father had told friends it was twins, which was never confirmed.

Until now. The 36-year-old’s pregnancy is progressing and “I feel absolutely great,” she told Hello! magazine.

The babies will be the princess’s first; husband Albert, 56, has two other children from previous relationships: daughter Jazmin, 22, and Alexandre, 11. While neither can be heir to the principality, they are recognised as his children and have been supported by him.

At the moment, with no heirs born in marriage, Albert’s sister Caroline is next in line to take charge of the principality.

But that’s until the end of the year. And what this means for the tiny principality’s constitution is uncertain – which twin gets to inherit the throne?

Sending our congratulations to Albert & Charlene on their exciting news!
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  • I bet they were just thrilled.

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  • I’ll be interested to hear the names of the twins.

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  • Funny how the offspring born out of wedlock can’t be heirs. I find it amazing these archaic royal institutions are still alive and kicking!

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  • I am so happy for them as there has been so many questions about them. This is good news.

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  • that is fantastic twins lovely

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  • I thought that whichever twin was born first would be first in line for the throne.

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  • Congrats to them both. What an exciting adventure they are going to embark on; from a mum of twins.

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  • I was fortunate to be at a reception for the Royals in France earlier this year! Princess Charlene is a stunning lady. It was a very close up, domestic type, rural environment with low key security. It was fabulous!

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  • Congrats to them both and all good wishes!

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  • I love babies, and I hope she is happier now than she was when they first got married. I also hope he behaves and grows up and is faithful to her.

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  • I wonder what will happen if they have 2 girls.

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  • Double congrats and wishing health and happiness.

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  • Yes, big congrats to the family! A birth in any family is a wonderful time.

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  • I thought this story was going to be about Wills and Kate! Double blessings for the Monocco royals.

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  • Oh how very exciting! congratulations to them both.

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